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Freeze-dried strawberries and gooey marshmallows come together to make these the most delicious Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats!  They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day, bake sale treats or easy after-school snacks!

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Two Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats stacked up with fresh strawberries next to them.

There’s something so simple and nostalgic about a Rice Krispie treat!  And though I love classic Rice Krispies, I always find it fun to play around with flavors from time to time!  

My Lemon Rice Krispie Treats are such a yummy treat in the summer, but these Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats are a fun twist on the classic treat and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Ingredients needed to make strawberry Rice Krispies treats.

Ingredients Needed (Amounts in Recipe Card Below)

  • Freeze-Dried Strawberries – You can also use dried blueberries and make Blueberry Rice Krispie Treats!
  • Butter – Salted or unsalted butter will work in this recipe.
  • Marshmallows – I always use a 10 ounce bag of mini marshmallows (5 1/2 cups).  If you only have large marshmallows, count out 40 marshmallows.
  • Crispy Rice Cereal – aka Rice Krispie cereal.
  • Sprinkles & White Chocolate – Optional, but add a cute festive flair to the treats!

How to Make Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

First, you’ll pulverize the freeze-dried strawberries (consider these the secret ingredient!!) in a food processor.  If you don’t have a food processor, place them in a resealable bag and crush them into fine pieces with a rolling pin. 

Next, you’ll add the marshmallows and butter to a large microwave-safe bowl.  Melt and stir until smooth.

Add the strawberry powder to the melted marshmallows and stir.  Lastly, you’ll add the cereal and sprinkles, stir and pour into the prepared pan.

Freeze-dried strawberries being mixed into melted marshmallows.

​Using either a greased rubber spatula or a sheet of parchment paper, press the cereal mixture into an even layer.

​These pink Rice Krispie treats are super fun and festive as-is, but I love adding a drizzle of melted chocolate on top as well as some sprinkles.  It’s a great way to tie in a Valentine’s theme!

Pink Rice Krispie treats in a pan with a white chocolate drizzle and sprinkles.

You could also make these on the stovetop.  Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large pot over medium heat.  Once smooth, remove from the heat, stir in the strawberry powder and proceed as the recipe states.

Turn them into Rice Krispie Pops!!

Of course, you can cut the treats into squares and serve them as is, but how fun are they as a heart-shaped Rice Krispie pop?! Simply use a cookie cutter to cut into heart shapes, insert a popsicle stick in the bottom, cover with a treat bag, and secure with ribbon. 

A light pink heart shaped Rice Krispie bar with heart shaped sprinkles, stuck on a popsicle stick, covered with plastic with a pink ribbon tied in a bow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find freeze-dried fruits in the grocery store?  

​Most grocery stores have them near the nuts and dried fruits (like raisins, dried apricots, etc).  

What’s the best way to store Rice Krispie Treats?

Either cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap or transfer the leftovers to an airtight container.  Store on the counter for up to 5 days.  They’ll be the optimal texture for the first day or two (then will begin to harden a bit each day).

Did this recipe change?

If you noticed, good catch!!!  Yes, I updated this recipe after Strawberry Rice Krispies and strawberry marshmallows were not longer widely available.  I considered adding strawberry jello to the mix to get the same look, but didn’t like the artificial flavor.  
Then I added freeze-dried berries instead and WHOA.  SO GOOD!!  I love the real strawberry flavor!!  Freeze-dried strawberries only have one ingredient (strawberries!) so instead of artificial flavors, it tastes like real strawberries!  

A hand holding a strawberry Rice Krispie treat.

Other Delicious Cereal Treats

Two Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats stacked up with fresh strawberries and sprinkles next to them.
Two strawberry Rice Krispie treats stacked up on a parchment paper sheet.

Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Freeze-dried strawberries and gooey marshmallows come together to make these the most delicious Strawberry Rice Krispies!  They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day, bake sale treats or easy after-school snacks!


  • One 9×13-inch pan


  • One 1 ounce bag freeze-dried strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • One 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/4 cup festive sprinkles optional
  • 1-2 ounces white chocolate chips or almond bark for drizzle on top, optional


  • Grease a 9×13 pan with cooking spray or butter.
  • Add the freeze-dried strawberries to a food processor. Process on high for 30 seconds or until mostly powder; set aside.
    One 1 ounce bag freeze-dried strawberries
  • In a large microwaveable bowl, add the butter and marshmallows. Cook on high for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until the butter and marshmallows are melted.
    4 tablespoons butter, One 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
  • Stir in the strawberry powder.
  • Add the Rice Krispies cereal and sprinkles and stir well.
    5 cups Rice Krispies cereal, 1/4 cup festive sprinkles
  • Using a greased rubber spatula, press the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Optional: Melt the white chocolate until smooth; drizzle over the Rice Krispies. Garnish with additional sprinkles, if desired.
    1-2 ounces white chocolate chips or almond bark


Making these for Valentine’s Day?  Cut the treats into hearts with a heart-shaped cookie cutter!!
Store Rice Krispie treats covered tightly and at room temperature so they stay nice and soft.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 6.5mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 9.3mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 10.7g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 3.9mg | Iron: 2.5mg
“Dance Around the Kitchen” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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